Jerusalem - Two suspected Palestinian gunmen opened fire
on people at the main bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on
Sunday, before one was shot dead, police said.
"One terrorist was shot dead," police said in a
statement. A police spokesperson said a second gunman had taken part in the
attack and was moderately wounded by Israeli forces.
One of the gunmen had a rifle and the other was armed
with a pistol, police said.
Medical officials said six people were rushed to
hospital, two of them in serious condition, two moderate, and two lightly
The shooting was the latest in a series of attacks by
Palestinians targeting civilians and security forces in Israel and the West
Bank in a wave of violence and unrest raising fears of a full-scale Palestinian
Including alleged assailants, 42 Palestinians have been
killed since an upsurge in violence began on October 1, while seven Israelis
have lost their lives.